Volume 8, Issue 1 (7-2002)                   IJPCP 2002, 8(1): 76-87 | Back to browse issues page

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Dadfar M, Malakouti K, Bolhari J, Mehrabi F. The Impact of Pharmacological Treatment on Personality Disorders of Obsessive-Compulsive Patients. IJPCP. 2002; 8 (1) :76-87
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Objectives: This study was designed to examine the changes in the diagnosis of personality disorders of obsessive-compulsive patients following a pharmacological treatment.

Method: In a quasi-experimental design, 30 obsessive-compulsive patients (15 with and 15 without personality disorders) selected from an available sample, received pharmaceutical treatment for a period of three months. The tools used for this study included a demographic questionnaire, Hamilton Rating Depression Scale, Yale-Brown Obsessive-compulsive Scale, and MCMI-II. The subjects were matched in term of variables affecting treatment. The data were analyzed through a t-test, X2, Mann-Whitney and Wilcoxon statistical methods.

Findings:  No significant difference was found in the number of personality disorders diagnosed before and after treatment in either group of obsessive-compulsive patients (with and without personality disorders). However, as a result of a personality trait comparison, a significant difference was indicated between the aforementioned groups before and after treatment.

Results: Pharmaceutical treatment is more likely effective in bringing about changes in personality traits of obsessive-compulsive patients. Such an impact is either influential in alteration of the ways by which this illness is manifested or by affecting personality traits directly. 

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/11/1

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